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Here are some of the Garmin products that I own:

  • zūmo 660; Purchased from Touratech in Germany; Registered on my.garmin.com.
  • City Navigator Europe NT 2016.20 - Map+P+3D,Sept 15 (maps for life North America and Europe); Purchased from Touratech in Germany; Registered on my.garmin.com
  • Thailand City Navigator (TCN); Purchased from GPS4YOU ((https://gps4you.ecwid.com)) at IT Fortune Mall in Bangkok, Thailand; NOT registered on my.garmin.com.

I currently have the Thailand City Navigator on my zūmo 660. On the Map Info tab of the zūmo 660 it describes the map as “CN Thailand NT 2015.10 (Eng)" and it has been subsequently updated to CN Thailand NT 2016.20 and then CN Thailand NT 2016.40. The only way that I could update the map was to actually go to GPS4YOU and have them do it. I could not do it online.  Do any of you have a similar experience? 

I cannot seem to register the Thailand City Navigator map on my.garmin.com as all of my other Garmin products are. I have no idea why.  Has anyone been able to register this particular map?

Also, when I launch Garmin Express with my Zumo 660 plugged into my iMac, Garmin Express recognizes the Zumo 660 but states that there is an update for Full Coverage of Europe. It doesn't recognize the Thailand map. What do I do so that Garmin Express recognizes this map? 

When I launch Garmin BaseCamp it does recognize the Thailand City Navigator.

I did some research online and I cannot find the aforementioned Thai map on any Garmin website. I have found City Navigator Southeast Asia NT (City Navigator® Southeast Asia NT | Garmin) .  Does it have the same level of detail for Thailand as the Thailand City Navigator that I bought at GPS4YOU?

Here is are images of the packaging for the Thailand map that I have:



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Yet another reason not to buy a GPS system and to rely on Google Maps or similar on your phone. 

I never got around to buying a Sat-Nav when I came here and am happy now that I didn't.

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AFIK Garmin does not have any official support for a thai language map.


the ESRI map is supposed to be supported by them (it may be) Garmin has some kind of deal with them. So you will need to contact ESRI or the dealer you bought your GPS at for support not Garmin


the ESRI map is said to be the best.


just one mor feature of the land of smiles :passifier: 

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Forget about the SEA map. It is outdated and has nothing like the detail of the ESRI map.


I have used Garmin devices for years and still do. However for Thailand and particularly Bangkok I think that Google maps is the way forward. There are 2 reasons for that. Firstly the live traffic information really works on google and I can't see how it ever will with Garmin. Secondly, Garmin doesn't do fuzzy logic when searching for place names and since Thai names can be transliterated so differently it can be very difficult to find what you are searching for if you don't spell the name exactly the same way that ESRI does.

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Previously, I used Google Maps on iPhone but now use Apple Maps App as it seems to be more user friendly and location accurate.

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BANGKOK 13 December 2017 08:21